- Day Pack for hikes and general field use to transport your food, water, and working materials.
- Small tarp for gear projection in camp.
- Warm sleeping bag (it is typical to be exposed to nighttime temperatures from the high 80’s to the low 20’s).
- Personal Emergency Kit (to be kept with you at all times outside of camp) to include: foil emergency blanket, whistle, compass, maps, adhesive bandages, sterile gauze pads, adhesive tape, antiseptic, water purification tablets, strike anywhere matches in waterproof container, chemical glow stick, pencil + paper.
- Tent with rain fly (coordinate with crew mates to share where possible). Low profile or smaller tents are better in strong winds. Expect strong winds.
- Camp clothing (layers for warmth and protection from the elements).
- Work clothing (one pair of pants + long sleeve shirt for messy work + work gloves).
- Adverse weather gear: (cold, hot, rain) outer shell/rain gear, thermal layers, warm gloves, heavy socks, sun hat, swim suit, sunglasses, loose fitting long sleeve shirt + pants (to protect from the sun).
- Hiking Boots or Shoes: broken in, good support (waterproof a plus).
- Water shoes for swimming in lakes and rivers.
- Special dietary or medical needs (alert program director to any prescriptions or special needs).
- Music, books, cameras, binoculars or other personal resources (optional).
General Material Note: All gear will be packed in and out of site. Some sites will require longer transport of gear than others. Space in the vehicle will be extremely limited. All gear must fit within two large (soft) sturdy duffle bags. Do not bring excessive gear. Pack well. Your day pack is in addition to the two duffle bags.